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Date: 6/15/13 9:54 PM

I cannot seem to find solid white fabric that feels and looks quality... I hold it up to the light and I can see through it...place my hand behind it and I can see it. Is it me or do others notice this too??? Is there a brand that you can recommend that you are completely satisfied with...
Thank you...Cheryl

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Date: 6/15/13 10:09 PM

Personally, I like Kona Cottons made by Robert Kaufman. Can you see your hand though it? I don't know, I have never tried, so perhaps this would not suit you.

I don't think that you want something TOO heavy and thick because it would be hard to get that nice scant quarter inch seam allowance. Although, when I first started quilting I bought unsuitable fabrics and made do because I didn't know any better.

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Date: 6/15/13 10:25 PM

I agree, Kona White solid is very very nice.

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Date: 6/15/13 11:18 PM

I think this is a very common problem.

This is why some people insist on pure white battings and are so picky about always pressing the seam allowance toward the darker fabric.

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Date: 6/16/13 8:53 AM

I happen to have some Kona white cotton that I'm working on right now. If I hold it up to the light, I can see through it.
I can also see my hand beneath it.
However, it IS really good quality.
I also have some very nice JellyRoll solid white, but I can see through that as well.



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Date: 6/16/13 9:45 AM

Thank you all for sharing... Do you have a source online where you like to purchase it??? I don't have quilting shops near by...it's more of a wait until I'm in that area that I would stop in.

Thanks for mentioning using white batting...I must remember that. I am a fairly new quilter...
Cheryl

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Date: 6/16/13 9:23 PM

There are lots of places to buy Kona cottons. (Please do not make a mistake and think that this is from Kona Bay, that is a different company. These are Kona cottons from Robert Kaufman.)

I am just buying some Kona cottons at this site: www.fabricshack.com. I am a long-time, satisfied customer, but I have no other affiliation with them. Kona cottons are $5.49 at Fabric Shack and their shipping charges are always reasonable.

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Date: 6/16/13 9:33 PM

Handcocks-Paducah has a good price under $6/yd.

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Date: 6/17/13 1:55 AM

Thanks Franksdottir and Warbler... I will check out both

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Date: 6/17/13 11:08 AM

Thank you...Thank you... I have not ordered yet...have several fabs in my cart so far... Just wanted to let you know that this site will be a win...win for me. Accepts PayPal and up to a 75.00 order shipping is only 3.00

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